Thursday, January 12, 2012

Never Seduce a Scoundrel-Heather Grothaus

Never Seduce a Scoundrel

Heather Grothaus

Zebra, Mar 6 2012, $6.99

ISBN 9781420112436

In 1277, Cecily Foxe sneaks out of the lavish supper at Fallswtowe Castle. She enters the legendary Foxe Ring stone circle where the myth is a woman will find her mate there. As Cecily arrives, intoxicated rake Oliver Bellecote is thrown from his horse and hits a stone. In spite of his injuries Oliver seduces Cecily.

Oliver heals at Fallestowe with Cecily as his nurse. She is humiliated that her patient fails to remember what she thought was the greatest moment of her life. He dubs her “Saint Cecily” as she seems to be immune to his charm while her oldest sister Sybilla, who no longer can mother hen her youngest sibling (see Never Kiss a Stranger), diligently watches over her middle sister to keep her safe.

The second whimsical Foxe sister historical romance is a fast-paced tale of love between a skeptical rake and a romantic believer. The storyline is fast-paced from the moment the lead couple meet at the stone circle and never slows down though the plot lacks the whimsical creativeness of the first Foxe “never” thirteenth century thriller. Still with some suspense due to the death of Bellecote’s older brother, fans will enjoy Heather Grothaus’ fun foxy fable.

Harriet Klausner

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